SATURDAY TREBLE

We’ve had a lot of seconds over the past week so it was nice to get three winners on Saturday. Istanbul got things started winning at Beverley on just his second start. He chased the leaders under Tony Hamilton and was asked for an effort two furlongs from home. He showed a good attitude to battle over the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters. He looks a nice prospect and could get some exciting entries.

Gabrial The Devil was drawn in six, had the number 6 saddle cloth and it was the sixth day of the month so really we should have been expecting the win at Haydock. He tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was pushed to take the lead a furlong from home. He stayed on well under pressure and held on to win by a head for owner Dr Marwan Koukash.

Stewardess bought up the treble at Nottingham. She showed a good attitude to chase down the leader under Dave Nolan and then battle over the final furlong. She stayed on really strongly and won well in the end.

THURSDAY THREE-TIMER

Zip Along made it three wins in a row and remains unbeaten after a strong performance at Haydock. She tracked the leaders under Paul Hanagan and was asked for an effort over the final two furlongs. She took up the lead and despite hanging left she pulled clear to win by a neck for owner Sultan Ali.

Stewardess made it two wins in a row for owner Katie Nolan. She was always in touch under jockey Connor Murtagh and had the lead a furlong out. She stayed on really strongly to win by two-lengths.

Amber Spark was our third winner of the day and her first win of her career. She tracked the pace under Tony Hamilton and started to put pressure on the leader approaching the final furlong. She showed a good attitude and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-three-quarter-lengths for Nick Bradley Racing.

DOUBLE FOR THE NOLAN’S

It was a great day for Katie and Dave Nolan with a double at Ripon. Eljayeff followed up on his win at Carlisle with another dominant performance. He was always prominent under Dave on the stands side rail. He had the lead two furlongs from home and stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters.

They then doubled up with Stewardess in the last race on the card to pick up her first win of her career. She was held up in mid-division and made headway over the final two furlongs. She had the lead inside the final furlong and stayed on strongly to win by two-and-a-half-lengths.